The Ecco Chamber Ensemble offers a program of music that illustrates the vital role that water plays in our basic survival and in our art. Water references pervade music and poetry throughout the ages and in many forms: rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, seas, oceans, rain, fog, mist, dew, clouds, snow, ice, springs, waterfalls, floods, showers, lagoons, canals, harbors, coasts, bathing, swimming, wading, crying, weeping, drinking, thirst, tears, sobs, and more. Featuring classical and contemporary compositions by composers from England, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the U.S., including Apziazu, Bassingthwaighte, Cardew, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Dowland, Fauré, Lilly, Hahn, Lucier, Rodrigo, Scarlatti, Salvador, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, and Wilson.
Sponsored by Second Inversion, as part of KING FM’s “On Stage” series.
The Ecco Chamber Ensemble illustrates the vital role that water plays in our basic survival and in our art. Featuring classical and contemporary compositions, this program includes music made from melting ice and recordings of water, as well as music about water by composers from around the globe. The concert will include works by Apziazu, Cage, Cardew, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, DeLio, Fauré, Lucier, Rodrigo, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, and Wilson, as well as the world premiere of H2O by Seattle composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte and Melt3 by Washington native Stephen Lilly. Audience members also will have the opportunity to make their own music out of water and water-related objects.
This event will benefit causes related to the water crises on our planet.
Dr. Stacey Mastrian gives a voice masterclass from 6:00-7:00 pm, and then after a reception, performs a recital at 7:30 pm of songs and arias with pianist Ta Wei Tsai and special guest Becca Cantrell.
Featuring solos and duets by Brahms, Donizetti, Faure', Massenet, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Purcell, Schubert, J. Strauss, and R. Strauss.
Donations will benefit a local charity helping the homeless.
Rhizome DC, with Ami Yamasaki, Shodekeh, and seconds, present an evening of experimental vocal music in various forms.
seconds--the duo of composer-performer Stephen F. Lilly (www.stephenlilly.net) and soprano-actress Stacey Mastrian (www.staceymastrian.com)--present the newest works from a collaboration that has spanned seventeen years. At times humorous, at times reflective, the music and sonic artworks on this program include spoken word and singing with bass, kalimba, typewriter, and pre-recorded and live electronics.
Stacey Mastrian performs songs with guitar from the Ecco Chamber Ensemble's "Music and the Brain" concert: beyond the Mozart Effect, we consider how each piece changes our circuitry. Featuring classical and contemporary works by Fauré, Gluck, Lorca, Monteverdi, and many more.
A look at what happens in our brains when we listen to or perform music. Beyond the Mozart Effect, we consider how each piece changes our circuitry. Featuring classical and contemporary works by Fauré, Gluck, Lilly, Lorca, Monteverdi, Sauter, Wanna, and many more.
Christopher Shultis' percussion opera Lost in the Woods, based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, written for Stacey Mastrian in collaboration with the Akros Percussion Collective and artist Hee Sook Kim. This event is part of the celebration of the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth.
The Kulas Concert Series presents the world premiere of Christopher Shultis' percussion opera Lost in the Woods, based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, written for Stacey Mastrian in collaboration with the Akros Percussion Collective and artist Hee Sook Kim. This event is part of the celebration of the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth.
Stacey Mastrian opens for pianist Jesse Myers' Living in America event, performing works for voice with electronics and piano by two generations of American composers: the venerable Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, and Alvin Lucier, and the current generation—Mike Boyd, Stephen Lilly, Kristian Twombly, and Steve Wanna. As visually arresting as they are aurally, the pieces ask us to consider “What is a score?” and reveal the inner voices of the performer-as-composer, from meditative to humorous and theatrical.
The Ecco Chamber Ensemble, a trio composed of soprano Stacey Mastrian, flutist and composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and guitarist and composer Mark Hilliard Wilson—which builds concerts around the intersection of art and social change—caps off their inaugural season with a program focusing on works that protest the senseless violence in our world and light the way toward peace. Joining them on this concert will be Storm Benjamin (percussion), Aaron Holmes (trumpet), and Josh Archibald-Seiffer (piano).
The concert features the world premiere of Stephen Lilly's improvisatory work Shifting Power — inspired by the current political situation, a new work by Sarah Bassingthwaighte commemorating poets and scientists executed by Stalin, a percussion piece by Storm Benjamin commemorating victims of gun violence, a work by Steve Wanna that examines group dynamics, and works by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Almer Imamovic, Federico García Lorca, Luigi Nono, Arvo Pärt, Henry Purcell, Arnold Schoenberg, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
A portion of the proceeds will go toward Americans for Responsible Solutions.
The Ecco Chamber Ensemble, a trio composed of soprano Stacey Mastrian, flutist and composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and guitarist and composer Mark Hilliard Wilson—which works to build concerts around the intersection of art and social change—representing Second Inversion, performs at the Center Theater in the Seattle Center Armory on the opening evening of the festival. Featuring works from Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Turkey, and the U.S., including the world premiere of Stephen Lilly's Shifting Power.
Experience award-winning soprano Stacey Mastrian and pianist Josh Archibald-Seiffer in an intimate evening of art song. Satire, love sought-after and spurned, nature as simile, and other surprises in beloved songs by Gabriel Fauré, Franz Schubert, and Hugo Wolf, and rarities by Alfredo Casella, Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Bruno Maderna, and Arnold Schoenberg.
Stacey Mastrian, soprano, and Josh Archibald-Seiffer, piano, perform gorgeous and humorous art songs by Alfredo Casella, Gabriel Fauré, Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, Bruno Maderna, Arnold Schoenberg (from Cabaret Songs), Franz Schubert, and Hugo Wolf at this Groupmuse.
The Ecco Chamber Ensemble—Stacey Mastrian, soprano; Mark Hilliard Wilson, guitar; and Sarah Bassingthwaighte, flute—present a program that features compelling, beautiful and challenging music that explores the role of technology, our humanity, isolation, self-image, and the age-old dilemma of following one’s heart. The program features songs by Robert Beaser, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, John Dowland, Gabriel Fauré, Christoph Gluck, Frederic Hand, Deirdre Lynds, Louis Sauter, and Franz Schubert, as well as the premiere of Mark Hilliard Wilson’s Instagram Lieder.